Miss X: ‘Kita makan siang dimana hari ini?‘
Mas Y: ‘Di McD aja yuk …’
-Yang bener aja, makan di tempat lain napa?-
Mas A: ‘Eh, aku ada bazzar ni dari si Y, mau bareng ga?’
Mas B: ‘Bazzar? Bazzar di daerah mana tu? Kalo waitressnya cakep – cakep, aku ikutan deh’
Mas A: ‘Bazzar McD’
Mas B: [jdeng … shock …]
-Plis deh, bazzar di McDonalds? Ga banget deh-
From my personal point of view, McDonalds has increasingly become a meal for high class Balinese. Almost everyone that I saw in McDonalds come from either middle or high class person. All of them loves McDonalds and will be proud if they have eaten at McDonalds. If you have kids and want to throw party for their birthday, just throw it in McDonalds and you will be considered a high class person. High schools students often go to McDonalds at lunch time and considered McDonalds as a cool place. Families often get dinner at McDonalds with their children. I don’t know what so special about McDonalds that help them to decide to get dinner at McDonalds.
When I was in college, I was thinking that by eating at McDonalds, I would achieve a higher social stature hehehe … So, when my friend told me that he will buy me a double cheese burger at McDonalds, I was so excited. Few days later we went to McDonalds at Simpang Dago. He bought me a double cheese burger but, after I ate it, I was so surprise. I was wondering why would someone go and eat this kind of crap. It didn’t taste anything. It was very plain. I would rather eat Lawar than that crap food. And until now, I’m still wondering why someone would eat that kind of crap.
And then, at some point I have the chance to go to the country of McDonalds. I was curious whether McDonalds there is also highly regarded as in Indonesia. The first time I went to my new school I saw Wendy’s on one corner of the block and McDonalds on the opposite block. After sometime and got used to the area, I realized that McDonalds is not a high class food. McDonalds here are considered as the most cheapest and unhealthy food. High class people here eat organic food, not McDonalds. So, why do we considered McDonalds as cool place and highly regard McDonalds? Only you can answer that question. How about other fast food like Wendy’s, KFC, or BK? Well, pretty much the same.